Shantell S. Nashatka
Dedicated. Tough. Loyal.
As a founding partner with Mahoney Nashatka Richmond, PLLC, those words fit Shantell S. Nashatka to a T.
That’s because Shantell took the path least carved for single, working moms when she decided to become a lawyer nearly two decades ago.
As the mother of four, Shantell worked as a file clerk at the former Huff, Poole & Mahoney law firm to help put herself through college at Old Dominion University.
Knowing that she needed to continue her education after she received her Bachelor’s degree in English, Shantell explored post-graduate career options. Having worked closely with several firm attorneys, including Reeves W. Mahoney, Shantell jumped into becoming a paralegal in the firm’s Divorce Practice Group. From there, law school was the next logical step.
While in law school, she served as a law clerk for the Norfolk Juvenile and Domestic Relations District Court. After earning her J.D. from Regent University School of Law, Shantell practiced exclusively in family law, cutting her teeth on uncontested divorces and child custody cases.
Since that time, she has gained extensive experience in all facets of family law litigation, to include high asset equitable distribution, military divorces, and complex custody cases. In addition to her litigation experience, Shantell also assists individuals with navigating the maze of family-related settlement negotiations, such as premarital, separation and custody agreements.
In her downtime, Shantell craves an exquisite wine and a tasty cheese, loves to hang out with her four children and their beloved pets. She also possesses a bit of wanderlust – camping and traveling whenever possible.